Bentley may make Continental Supersports convertible

Bentley may make Continental Supersports convertible

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The Bentley Continental is getting isn’t getting any younger and soon it’s going to need replacing. But while Bentley’s focus is firmly fixed on the new Mulsanne and the variations expected to follow, the “entry-level” Continental hasn’t been forgotten. The Continental has already spawned seven different derivatives — including the GT coupe, GTC cabrio, Flying Spur sedan, Speed versions of each and the Supersports coupe — but recent reports indicate that adding an eighth version is being considered.

The variant in question would be a Supersports convertible, featuring the same 621-horsepower, flex-fuel twin-turbo 6.0-litre W12 (21 hp more than standard) as the Supersports coupe. In the process, the GTC would drop some weight — and receive carbon ceramic brakes andonly have room for two occupants. Sources indicate that if goes ahead, the Continental Supersports convertible would likely reach market about a year from now, where it would almost certainly command the highest price in the Continental range.

Bentley Continental Supersports f

The Bentley Continental is getting isn’t getting any younger and soon it’s going to need replacing. But while Bentley’s focus is firmly fixed on the new Mulsanne and the variations expected to follow, the “entry-level” Continental hasn’t been forgotten. The Continental has already spawned seven different derivatives — including the GT coupe, GTC cabrio, Flying Spur sedan, Speed versions of each and the Supersports coupe — but recent reports indicate that adding an eighth version is being considered.

The variant in question would be a Supersports convertible, featuring the same 621-horsepower, flex-fuel twin-turbo 6.0-litre W12 (21 hp more than standard) as the Supersports coupe. In the process, the GTC would drop some weight — and receive carbon ceramic brakes andonly have room for two occupants. Sources indicate that if goes ahead, the Continental Supersports convertible would likely reach market about a year from now, where it would almost certainly command the highest price in the Continental range.

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